By: Caitlin,

This is part of a series called “Integration Highlights.” In this series, we highlight entrepreneurs and projects that use Dwolla to create new experiences, ideas and possibilities. You can find this story and others on Dwolla’s Pinterest board. Enjoy!

decisiondesk_logoDecisionDesk helps colleges improve the complex application review process by allowing prospective students to add photos and videos to their applications. Check it out:

Organizations in the creative industry – like performing arts colleges for example – rely heavily on video during the admissions process when in-person interviews and auditions are not possible. As a result, the administrators at these colleges have to deal with mountains of video footage, usually sent on DVDs or via YouTube links pasted throughout thousands of emails, application forms and resumes. It’s all pretty difficult to keep track of, especially as an application is passed from reviewer to reviewer.

DecisionDesk includes a simple and trackable review flow, rich analytics, and the ability to easily include photo and video on an application – saving admissions and HR departments time and money, while also helping them find those standout students or employees.

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How they use Dwolla

DecisionDesk will use Dwolla to streamline the way that they payout application fees to their partnering colleges. Currently they are using Dwolla with Ithaca College and the Cleveland Institute of Music, and are set to bring on more colleges for the fall semester.

“Dwolla was an easy choice for DecisionDesk. The logistics of managing applications for over one hundred universities is very complicated. Dwolla allows us to send application fee payments to our clients faster, easier, and cheaper.” — John Knific, co-founder & CEO

Are you a college administrator, or even an HR representative looking to revamp the way that you accept applications? Check out what DecisionDesk can do for you.



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